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HHJ Trial Attorneys proudly serve victims who have suffered from serious injuries. HHJ is one of San Diego’s premiere personal injury law firms.  We’ve obtained over ten million dollars for our clients within the last 4 years alone and have been voted the Best Litigation Firm for the last 3 years through the San Diego Union Tribune. All three partners have been voted as Super Lawyers and have received coverage from local and national news outlets.

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San Diego Tire Defect Attorneys Here to Defend You

A defective tire can cause serious car accidents that result in catastrophic injuries and expensive repairs. If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident or other vehicle accident and were left dealing with injuries, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

A defective tire can become the cause of a number of accidents, and it may often be the negligent or reckless acts of another party that have enabled this chain reaction to occur. If you are considering filing a claim, sit down and speak with a San Diego tire defect attorney. Let’s discuss tire defect accidents, injuries, your claim, and what an attorney can do for you. HHJ Trial Attorneys is a San Diego personal injury law firm that connects injured clients with experienced tire defect attorneys!

What are Tire Defect Accidents?

Imagine that you are in a new city on vacation, and you’ve just picked up your rental car. as you are driving down a busy intersection, there is suddenly a pop and one of the tires on the rental car explodes. you lose control of the vehicle and collide with another vehicle or a street post. This is just one example of the type of Tire defect accidents that can occur.

Tires are a vital component of a vehicle, but unfortunately, they are often overlooked. Faulty tires that are left unchecked can go on to be the leading reason for road defect accidents, single-vehicle accidents, and more. Other common tire defect accidents include hydroplaning accidents, tire blowout accidents, and rollover accidents. Many people may not take into account just how impactful a tire defect can be. 

How Many Types of Tire Defects Are There?

When it comes to types of tire defects, there can be quite a few. Some of the most common types of tire defects include: 

Tread Separation 

Tread separation involves the tread breaking away from a tire’s body or casing. Tread separation developed through a manufacturing error can be obvious and result in severe balancing difficulties for a vehicle. A tire tread that separates from a moving vehicle can become a major risk factor for a vehicle accident. 

Material and Design Defects 

A tire made with substandard components in order to cut expenses for manufacturers can fail to work as adequately as other tires. Using tire materials of lower standards can lead to faster wear and tire degeneration, which makes the vehicle using these tires more prone to accidents. 

Underfilled or Overfilled Tires

Under-inflated tires can cause tire deformation, which can lead to faster wear, overheating, detachment of tires, and tire explosions. Over-inflated tires can also lead to tire explosions and have an equal risk of causing vehicle crashes.  

Weak/Old Tire Rubber 

You may be thinking you’ve just purchased new tires, but their shelf-life may be older. The rubber in older tires is not just old, but also weaker, which can lead to further obstacles and wear while traveling on the road. 

Mechanical Issues 

Uneven tire wear from misalignment or other worn-out components is another risk factor for vehicle accidents. Regular tire maintenance can ensure further issues do not occur, but you may not be aware of the tire maintenance rituals if the vehicle is a rental or from a company. 


Tire defects can vary, but one thing is certain. All tire defects put your vehicle in harm’s way when it comes to possible vehicle accidents. If you’ve been involved in a car accident or other type of vehicle accident that was determined to be caused by a tire defect, talk with a San Diego tire defect attorney to discuss your legal options when it comes to filing a claim. 

Who is Liable in My Tire Defect Accident?

One of the most important factors in filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit is determining that there was a liable party whose reckless and/or negligent acts directly resulted in your injuries. Some liable parties that may be held accountable after a tire defect accident include: 

  • The automakers or tire manufacturers who defectively designed, manufactured, or marketed the tires. This can also include manufacturers of tire components. In the case of your accident being caused by a defective or recalled tire, this would become a product liability claim. 

  • Rental companies who rented you the vehicle without taking the proper maintenance steps for their vehicles’ tires. A rental company’s failure to inspect or deal with old or defective tires puts them in liability when it comes to car accidents that result from these tires. 

  • Distributors or retailers, such as car dealerships who distribute or sell defective tires, old tires, or also sell vehicles with known defective tires. 

  • Trucking companies who do not maintain the tires of their trucks and send out vehicles without inspecting or dealing with tires. Truck accidents caused by defective tires can cause serious injuries, especially because trucks are much larger and heavier than standard small cars. 


When it comes to tire defect accidents, there can be different parties held liable for injuries from the accident. If you are determined to file a claim and want to hold the proper party or parties responsible for your injuries, sit down and speak with a personal injury attorney today. A tire defect attorney will consult with your case and let you know what evidence and further tasks are needed to be done in order to properly file the claim for possible financial compensation. 

How Much is My Accident Worth?

Determining how much your tire defect accident claim is worth can depend on certain factors. Recoverable damages in a tire defect claim can include: 


  • Medical bills (past, present, and future) 
  • Loss of income 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Rehabilitation
  • Property loss 
  • Mental anguish 
  • Funeral and burial expenses 


The severity of injuries, degree of losses, and vehicle repairs are also some of the factors taken into consideration when it comes to determining the worth of a tire defect accident claim. In order to learn more about how much your claim is worth, it would be in your best interest to sit down and speak with a tire defect attorney. Attorneys have the experience and resources to provide you with a close estimate, so you are not undervaluing your claim and setting yourself up to pay accident expenses out of your own pocket.  


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